A film the Jews prefere to be forgotten, or they would have not made. Big names, Oscar nominated, Golden Globe wins, but unwanted today. A film very hard to find today. Because Jewish political correctness has changed the world in the last 40 years.
January 20, 2016 Subject:
A more accurate description of what the movie is about. Ignore the description given above.
Voyage of the Damned is a 1976 drama film, which was based on a 1974 book written by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts with the same title.
The story was inspired by true events concerning the fate of the MS St. Louis ocean liner carrying Jewish refugees from Germany to Cuba in 1939.
Based on actual events, this film tells the story of the 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis, which departed from Hamburg carrying 937 Jews from Germany, ostensibly to Havana, Cuba. The passengers, having seen and suffered rising anti-Semitism in Germany, realised this might be their only chance to escape. The film details the emotional journey of the passengers who gradually become aware that their passage was planned as an exercise in propaganda, and that it had never been intended that they disembark in Cuba. Rather, they were to be set up as Pariahs, to set an example before the world. As a Nazi official states in the film, when the whole world has refused to accept them as refugees, no country can blame Germany for the fate of the Jews.
Shortly before the film's end, it is revealed that the governments of Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom have each agreed to accept a share of the passengers as refugees. As they cheer and clap at the news, footnotes disclose the fates of some of the main characters, suggesting that more than 600 of the 937 passengers who did not make it to the UK ultimately lost their lives in Nazi concentration camps.
December 7, 2015 Subject:
The official account of the historicicaal background of this event
November 27, 2015 Subject:
Whats Happening to Refugies Today
This excellent movie was brought to my attention by a news report comparing some of the hardships the refugees of that time had with some refugees of today.
I have to say I had no problem finding this movie, I could have paid to watch it on YouTube but I was happy to be able to watch it here for free.
I can't believe I missed this in 1976, that year and the few that followed was my heyday of movie watching as I had just become of age and moved away from home. My parents were very strict when it came to watching movies & TV while I was in High School. The years between 76 and 79 I thought I had seen every movie made, time has shown me I missed a few, but it was a very few,lol!!
September 3, 2015 Subject:
Thank you bratindividual for notifying.
July 9, 2015 Subject:
re : A film the Jews prefere to be fergotten,
At least hopefully the Jews are a little better at spelling.
April 25, 2015 Subject:
Voyage of the Damned
This is a strange movie as it treats a very serious subject in a mixed way, sometimes bordering on entertainment. The cast of well known actors has something to do with this. However, in spite of this it finally succeeds, thanks to several very commanding performances, especially perhaps that of Max Von Sydow as the captain and Oskar Werner in his final role as the Professor. It seems slow at times, but this in fact reflects how agonisingly slow the voyage must have been. It cannot be considered a great film, but has much interest, including small parts for future well known actors. Well worth seeing till the end.